Recall the filibuster executed by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) this past Spring for the ostensible purpose of gaining clarity on the President's drone strike program against U.S. citizens that lacked any real oversight, transparency or due process. Yes, we just wrote that.
Because of this, the President appeared to walk back what he and Attorney General, Eric Holder, claimed was within the authority of the Commander-in-Chief... Of course, we wouldn't wack a U.S. citizen overseas unless he presented a clear and immediate threat
Subsequent to that, in June, journalist Glenn Greenwald with the help of Edward Snowden blew the lid off the NSA domestic spying program.
Well, things are about to get real interesting again as Greenwald with the help of Jeremy Scahill, a contributor to The Nation, are set to expose the details of the NSA's involvement in what they describe as a "US assassination program."
Greenwald adds something else related to surveillance and internet privacy:
Greenwald also praised discussions by some South American governments to find ways to circumvent American control over the Internet.
“But I think it’s also very important to keep in mind that whenever governments, be it the US government or the Brazilian government or anybody else, starts talking about regulating the Internet, even when they tell you it’s designed to protect your privacy from the American government . There is also the danger that the Brazilian government or any other government or international institution will want to simply replace the United States as the entity that is monitoring your communications,” he said.
It does not appear anybody would be clean in any of this, if they were afforded the opportunity, now does it?